The Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione is a sports car produced by Italian automaker Alfa Romeo between 2007 and 2010. It was first presented as a concept car at the 2003 Frankfurt Motor Show and later released for sale for the 2007 model year. The name refers to the eight-cylinder (cilindro in Italian) engine (8C) and Alfa Romeo’s racing pedigree (Competizione, Italian for ‘competition’). Alfa received over 1400 orders for the 8C after the official announcement that the car would enter production. However, only 500 customers ended up with the 8C Competizione and another 500 with the 8C Spider.
During the Mondial de l’Automobile 2006, Alfa Romeo announced the production of a limited series of 500 units of the 8C Competizione. The production version is very similar to the concept; the biggest difference to the exterior being the rear-hinged hood. Other minor changes included the front lights, which used Xenon lamps, a standard wiper system, a mesh side vent, and the rims, which had a design that mimicked the cloverleaf logo. The car came standard in Alfa Red or Black. Pearl Yellow and the Special Competition Red were also available as an option. Paint upon sample colors were also available for an additional charge. Therefore, the 8Cs were produced in a wide range of colors including, white, Maserati range: Fuji White, Blue Avio, Blue Oceano, Grigio Nuvolari; Ferrari range: Blue Pozzi, Vinaccia (Aubergine). The bodyshell is made of carbon fibre, produced by ATR Group. The carbon fibre body is fitted to a steel chassis, made by Italian company ITCA Produzione. The final assembly takes place at the Maserati factory in Modena, Italy.
|Top speed||292 km/h (181 mph)|
|0–100 km/h (0-62 mph)||4.2 seconds|
|1/4 mile (~400 m)||12.4 seconds @ 116.4 mph (187.3 km/h)|
|Displacement||4.7 L 4,691 cc (286.3 cu in)|
|Power||331 kW (450 PS; 444 hp) @ 7000 rpm|
|Torque||480 N·m (350 lb·ft) @ 4750 rpm|
(200 feet (61 m) skidpad)
|CO2 emissions||377 g/km|
|Consumption (calculated from emissions)||16.25 l/100 km|